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Summary: Scholarly and Research Activities

June 2014

Academic Presentations

Daniel Rubenson.  “Trust and Property Rights.”  Presented to the annual meetings of the European Political Science Association, Edinburgh, Scotland, 19-21 June 2014.

John Shields.  “CASIP Collaborative Leaders for a Collaborative Future” (Panel Participant).  Consortium of Agencies Serving Internationally-trained Persons.  Toronto:  Woodgreen Community Services, 20 June 2014.

John Shields.  “Social Impact Bonds: What are they, and what do they mean for the nonprofit sector?”  Presented to the ACCES Employment Management Board, Toronto, 17 June 2014.


Neil Thomlinson has been appointed Visiting Professor by the Instituto de Pesquisa e Planejamento Urbano e Regional (IPPUR) [Institute of Research and Urban and Regional Planning] at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) [Federal University of Rio de Janeiro] for the coming academic year.


Patrice Dutil and Peter Ryan won the 2013 J. E. Hodgetts Award.  The award is given annually by the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) for the best article published in English in the journal Canadian Public Administration. The winning article, “The Bonds of Institutional Language: A Discursive Institutionalism Approach to the Clerk of the Privy Council’s Annual Report” appeared in Canadian Public Administration 56:1 (March 2013): 26-46.


Patrice Dutil

  • «Sept tendances confirmées par la victoire libérale» TFO 360, 13 juin 2014
  • «Que retenir du combat des chefs» TFO 360, 04 juin 2014
  • «L’importance du vote des femmes» TFO360, 27 mai 2014
  • «Les comtés fétiches des trois partis» TFO360, 06 mai 2014
  • «Politique ontarienne : Trois partis déjà essoufflés avant la course» TFO360, 23 avril 2014
  • «Quelles leçons tirer pour l’Ontario des élections au Québec?»  TFO360, 10 avril 2014
  • «Le dilemme du NPD ontarien»  TFO360, 25 mars 2014
  • «L’Ontario et l’industrie automobile : la grande noirceur» TFO360, 10 mars 2014
  • «La faute à Hudak»  TFO360, 19 février 2014
  • «Deux partielles, puis une générale?… Pas si vite!»  TFO360, 11 février 2014
  • «Chronique internationale : Hillary Clinton, favorite du camp démocrate»  TFO360, 30 janvier 2014
  • «La politique des partielles en Ontario» TFO360, 15 janvier 2014


Mitu Sengupta, P.I. [with co-investigators Aidan Hollis (Calgary), Thomas Pogge (Yale) and Steven Hoffman (Harvard)] has been awarded $25,000 by the CIHR in the category Planning and Dissemination Grant – Institute Community Support for the project “Innovation, Access to Health Technologies and Global Justice: The Health Impact Fund.”

Publications - Published


Patrice Dutil. “Foreword” in Governance in Northern Ontario, ed. Charles Conteh and Bob Segsworth. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014.

Patrice Dutil. “Foreword” in Off and Running: The Prospects and Pitfalls of Government Transitions in Canada by David Zussman. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014.

Patrice Dutil. “Foreword” in Deputy Ministers in Canada, ed. Jacques Bourgault and Christopher Dunn. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014.

Patrice Dutil. “Foreword” in Commissions of Inquiry and Policy in Canada, ed. Gregory J. Inwood and Carolyn Johns. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014.

Patrice Dutil. “A Discussion on the Future of Canada: The Cahan-Bourassa Correspondence of 1911-1912.”  Findings/Trouvailles an online journal of The Champlain Society (February 2014).

Patrice Dutil. “Daring to Remember Sir John A.” (op. ed.) Toronto Star, 18 February 2014.

Patrice Dutil “Sir John A. Macdonald Deserves an Ave.” (op. ed.) Toronto Star, 30 December 2013.  Note: The Toronto Star supported his position in an editorial on 03 February 2014.

Bryan Evans and Arnošt Veselý, Guest Editors. “Contemporary Policy Work in Subnational States and NGOs,” a special edition of Policy and Society: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Policy Research 33:2 (2014).

Bryan Evans and John Shields. “Nonprofit engagement with provincial policy officials: The case of NGO policy voice in Canadian immigrant settlement services.” Policy and Society 33:2 (2014): 117-127.

Bryan Evans and Arnošt Veselý. “Contemporary policy work in subnational governments and NGOs: Comparing evidence from Australia, Canada and the Czech Republic.” Policy and Society 33:2 (2014): 77-87.

Arnošt Veselý, Adam Wellstead, and Bryan Evans.“Comparing sub-national policy workers in Canada and the Czech Republic: Who are they, what do they do, and why does it matter?” Policy and Society 33:2 (2014): 103-115.

Carlo Fanelli. “Reviving Working Class Politics: Canadian Labour and the Struggle for Public Services.” New Proposals: Journal of Marxism and Interdisciplinary Inquiry 7:1 (2014): 38-55.

Carlo Fanelli.  “Toronto Civic Workers Bargaining Without a Base: The Significance of 2012.” Studies in Social Justice 8:2 (2014): 119-143.

Carlo Fanelli.  “Introduction: Austerity, Labour and Social Mobilizations: Rebuilding Trade Union and Working Class Politics” (with Peter Brogan). Studies in Social Justice 8:2 (2014): 113-117.

Ronald K. Vogel and David Imbroscio.  “Governing Metropolitan Regions in the United States.”  In Governance and Finance of Large Metropolitan Areas in Federal Systems, ed. Enid Slack and Rupak Chattopadhyay, 290-323.  Toronto:  Oxford University Press / The Forum of Federations, 2013. [announced as “accepted” in June 2013]

and, from a recent graduate:

Keren Mack [MA (Public Policy and Administration) 2014].  “Programs and Social Supports for Adults with a Learning Disability in Trinidad: Policy Review and Analysis.”  Canadian Journal of Disability Studies 3:2 (2014): 61-94.

And one late-breaking publication for Canada Day.  Hayden King was invited to contribute to a special Canada Day series in the Toronto Star guest-edited by Ken Dryden.  The Star said:

We asked Canadian legend Ken Dryden — politician, author, Hockey Hall of Fame goalie — to guest edit today’s Canada Day edition because we thought the day deserved an icon of the highest order.

Hayden King.  “Closing the gap between Canada and Kanata.”  Toronto Star, 01 July 2014, A9.  Online version here.